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Biscayne National Park

Report Shows National Park Service Financial Benefit To Local Communities

The National Park Service issued a new report Monday that showed Biscayne National Park saw nearly 500,000 visitors in 2012 and those tourists spent $29 million in the communities around the park.

CBS Miami–03/04/2014


South Florida Parks Losing Thousands In Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown is causing two South Florida parks to lose thousands of dollars a day in fees, according to The National Park Service.

CBS Miami–10/08/2013

Green sea turtles were released into open water after the first ever documented nest on Biscayne National Park was excavated August 15, 2013.  Photo by: Ryan Fura

First Green Sea Turtle Nest Found At Biscayne National Park

The first documented green sea turtle nest was discovered at Biscayne National Park exciting biologists around South Florida.

CBS Miami–08/19/2013

MIAMI (CBS4) - A brush fire burns in South Miami-Dade County on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  (Source: CBS4)

Homestead Brush Fire 75-Percent Contained

Florida Forestry Service workers are finally getting a handle on brush fire in Homestead.


(Source: CBS4)

Biscayne National Park Closed Due To Brush Fire

A roaring brush fire which has charred hundreds of acres in Homestead has forced the National Park Service to close land access to Biscayne National Park.


Florida Everglades

Judge Bans Off Roadin’ In Section Of Big Cypress Preserve

The on again – off again ban on ‘off roading’ on the trails in parts of the Big Cypress National Preserve is on again.


Adult male Schaus swallowtail butterfly (Source: Jaret C. Daniels/ University of Florida)

Hunt Underway For Super Rare Butterfly

WANTED: four female Schaus swallowtail butterflies for an emergency plan to repopulate the species.


Florida Everglades

National Parks Free On Saturday

If you’re stuck at home trying to figure out what to do this weekend, the National Park Service has a deal for you.


Kingsley plantation house at Fort George Island (Source:

Researchers Discover 6 Graves At Old Florida Plantation

Researchers made a grave discovery—literally— at an old Jacksonville plantation. According to researchers, they found the graves of three adults who were likely born in West Africa and taken as slaves to the plantation in the early 19th century.